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KIMZKIDZ
07-18-2005, 09:49 AM
Ok..grandma got approved for a power chair (not a scooter) Jiffy Ultra Lite..
it's 22inches wide while a reg. stateroom door is 23...no more handicapped staterooms in her category (11) she doesn't want to upgrade to a 5...
Anyone ever fit through the door with one of these? We may just have to take it apart to get it through the door...

We'll ask at the port to see if they'll upgrade her for no cost (Fat chance) but you never know....

Eeyorefan12
07-18-2005, 11:42 AM
Ok..grandma got approved for a power chair (not a scooter) Jiffy Ultra Lite..
it's 22inches wide while a reg. stateroom door is 23...no more handicapped staterooms in her category (11) she doesn't want to upgrade to a 5...
Anyone ever fit through the door with one of these? We may just have to take it apart to get it through the door...

We'll ask at the port to see if they'll upgrade her for no cost (Fat chance) but you never know....
Others will know this answer better than I but even if the chair goes through the doorway, it would be near to impossible to maneuver inside the door except in a room designed for it. I don't know the layout of all the rooms but I know most have a narrow hallway leading in and then not a lot of room before you get to the bed or other furniture. Many people on the ship who used wheelchairs and power chairs left them in the hallways when we were on the cruise.

There is also a list on this same forum called DisAbilities and the people there are extremely knowledgeable about such things. (Not to chase you away--just want you to have the best info!)

CB